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Chris Wood scores for New Zealand and receives praise from manager Anthony Hudson

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The Leeds United striker is captaining New Zealand.

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Leeds United players are currently enjoying their summer break although some of the group are in fact on international duty.

Stuart Dallas for example is heading to Euro 2016 whilst striker Chris Wood is currently in action for New Zealand in the OFC Nations Cup.

Wood is captaining the side at the tournament, which is currently underway in Papua New Guinea.

Leeds United's Chris WoodLeeds United's Chris Wood

Yesterday saw the Kiwis get their tournament started with a 3-1 win over Fiji, with Wood scoring in the game. He netted a penalty in the 61st minute to finish the scoring and after the game the New Zealand boss Anthony Hudson was full of praise for the Leeds striker, as quoted by Stuff.co:

"We were disappointed to concede a penalty, but we've had three games where we've not let the ball hit the back of the net. I'm pleased with how things are moving.

New Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goalNew Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goal

"Everyone put a shift in, everyone was committed, put their bodies on the line and everyone worked hard - from the goalkeeper right up to Chris Wood."

New Zealand are the big favourites to win the tournament but will be hoping to avoid an upset, after losing to New Caledonia in the semi-finals four years ago in the Solomon Islands – with Tahiti going on to win the competition.

Leeds United's Chris Wood scores his sides second goalLeeds United's Chris Wood scores his sides second goal

Wood scored five goals in that edition of the Nations Cup and will be hoping to add a few more to his one goal already and go into his summer break in high spirits.

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